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From James Madison to Richard Rush, 17 September 1815

To Richard Rush

Montpelier Sepr. 17. 1815

Dear Sir

I cannot do better with the inclosed communication than to put it into your hands, with a request that you will give effect to the ideas of Mr. Dallas if you concur in them, by a few lines to Mr. Dick, who appears to be well disposed to sustain the interests of the U.S.

I see by the newspapers that J. B.1 had passed thro’ Baltimore for Washington. I have recd yours acknowleging the rect. of mine relating to him. If you have written since his arrival, the letter, owing to cross purposes of the Mail, will not reach me till tomorrow.

Will you be so good as to find out whether the letter referred to in the inclosed was lodged in the Treasury or State Dept., and if in the former to put both under cover to Mr Dallas.2 Affec. respects

James Madison

RC (owned by Mrs. James F. Jordan, Brookeville, Md., 1961). Docketed by Rush. Enclosures not found, but see n. 2.

1Rush added an asterisk here and wrote in the lower margin: “*Joseph Bonaparte.”

2Rush’s 21 Sept. 1815 reply to JM indicates that the enclosure was a “French letter from Rhode Island” having to do in part with Treasury Department business.

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